Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Emerson - 6 Months

I really can't believe Emerson is already 6 months old. She had a good check-up yesterday. She's 14 lbs. 6 oz. and 26 inches long which puts her in the 25% and 50% respectively. I was a little concerned that she was in such a low percentile for weight, but the doctor thought she probably lost up to half a pound with the stomach flu she had week before last. He also said it would help to supplement the milk when we start feeding her cereal and baby food. She had to get 5 shots - no fun! She was not amused but recovered quickly.

We decided to get a flu shot for Ellie and were dreading it, because she's already afraid of our pediatrician as it is. They had the flu mist that goes up your nose, though. We talked to her about it and told her we were going to give her medicine up her nose and she just needed to sniff it up in there. She did it perfectly! She sniffed just like we said and grinned with pride when Mama, Daddy and the nurse all said how great she did. SO much better than giving her a shot! She weighs a whopping 37 pounds if anyone is curious. :)

1 comment:

Jessica and Matt said...

Way to go, Ellie!!! That sniffing stuff sounds SO MUCH better than a shot, fo sho. Good for her!

And sweet Emma. She's just petite. And so sweet. I can't believe it's been 6 months, either! I don't think I knew I was pg when you had her!!! I was just hoping... :)